I’m not a big fan of this poker issue but it deserves to be mentioned here thought its a bit unethical. You cannot avoid the possibility that in the near future you are going to play with or be acquainted with someone who is going into a full blown life tilt while playing poker.
Full blown tilt is a product of tilt – stage 2 going into stage 3 of tilt. And you know what? You can gain a lot if this kind of situation arises. But do you want to push them to this kind of tilt and gain a lot or are you going to let the game make its own pace?
Do you know that often times players who have good standings are the one who are always in danger of being on a full blown tilt? There are players who play tilt in purpose and they are donkeys. Good players cannot sometimes hide their depression and it shows on their face and in their actions.
Tilt is a hinder in playing good poker. Mike Caro once said, “Among equally skilled opponents it is the player who tilts the least that will come out on top.” So if you want to be a better player, learn to control your emotions to avoid tilt.
Avoiding tilt is very important, but controlling your emotions is the start. A player who knows how to discipline himself may come out as the best player in the table.
Sometimes you are in dilemma if you wanted to nudge a player to push them to the edge and make them play a full blown tilt. I recommend that you do this only to players who are simply a jerk in the table.
One way or another you’re going to have a tilt experience too. So if you wanted anyone to help you out of this bad stuff build a good reputation. Help good players who are on tilt.
Actually pushing someone off the edge is quiet easy. You only need to give out a really bad critic on them or you can tell them that you bluffed them off the pot. This will surely enhance their steam. But don’t do this if you think its not necessary. Remember, that you have to take good care of your dignity and honesty as a poker player. Winning a pot or two is not good is not worth risking your reputation.
This is because your reputation is your main strength in playing poker. Any time you’ll going to need help and if you have a good rep, help will come running to you. And a bad reputation will just ruin everything.
Don’t be a jerk in the poker table. This can be a reason for all your opponents to play as one against you and you don’t want that to happen.